Why Palestinian refugees can’t be ignored


By Ramzy Baroud When it was reported that Lebanese security had killed 18-year-old Ahmad al-Qasim in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp on June 15 – over a dispute concerning a motorbike rider without proper identification – the camp’s Palestinian refugee population erupted in anger and dismay. Within a few days, outrage and violence spread, and more refugees were killed. One was Fouad Muhi’edeen Lubany, who was killed on June 18, as a crowd of mourning refugees attempted to bury the first victim of Nahr al-Bared, located near Tripoli in the north. Another was Khaled al-Youssef, who was shot in Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp, near Saida, about 50 kilometers south of Beirut. More Palestinians were…

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